Top October Events in Birmingham

Now, why the glum face? The weather may have started to turn a little troublesome and you're another month closer to the end of the year, but with so many amazing events happening this October in Birmingham it's about time you turned that frown upside down. From chill inducing Halloween antics, premium club nights and cinematic shindigs to a deluge of gigs that will leave your riff ready heart in a spin, check out our recommendations for the best events this October in Birmingham. 

Last updated on 19th October 2017

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After their sell-out plays, Tin Robot Theatre is returning to The Old Joint Stock theatre for a sensational reimagining of HG Well’s masterpiece, The War of the Worlds.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Theatre/Arts
Birmingham City Centre
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The retro royalty The Night Owl are back at it again this Halloween with their second Stranger Things party. Expect throwback tunes and all the 1980s you can handle.

Clubbing, Themed Nights
Digbeth
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What better way to spend your Sundays in October than with a delicious bottomless brunch. Not only will you be treated to three courses of tasty British food, but indulge in unlimited Champagne too. And you can even bring your kids along at the discounted price of £15.

Daytime, Food & Drink
The Mailbox and Brindleyplace
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It’s the coolest sensation sweeping the country: urban axe throwing. Think you can beat your friends or colleagues by hitting the bull’s eye? Try out your luck at this fun, social and competitive activity.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Hen Party, Something A Little Different, Stag Do, Sport
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Birmingham Bierkeller are giving your Friday night a massive start with two hours of bottomless prosecco and pizza.

Multiple start times (see ticket info)
Food & Drink, Fun Time Partying, Supper Clubs, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
Broad Street
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The Cherry Red Comedy Club needs little introduction in Birmingham's nightlife scene. This October, the group behind this 50-seater club are inviting Ivo Graham (Live at the Apollo), Daniel Simonsen (Russell Howard's Good News) and Katie Mulgrew (BBC Radio 2) onto their stage for a hilarious night of stand-up comedy that won't be forgotten in a hurry.

Comedy, Date Night, Food & Drink, Theatre/Arts
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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This intimate evening will see lucky diners treated to three courses of delicious food on the Old Joint Stock’s beautiful balcony, while being entertained with live music from their grand piano and resident singers.

Date Night, Food & Drink, Live Music
Live Music
Birmingham City Centre
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It’s October… so it’s about time for Oktoberfest! Prepare yourself for a wide selection of German beers, German food, German cocktails, live music and So. Much. Lederhosen.

Live Music, Food & Drink, Themed Nights
Digbeth
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Taste your way through four delectable courses at Jekyll and Hyde, cooked by former Two Cat’s Kitchen Head Chef Nikki Astley and paired with gin cocktails and wine.

Food & Drink
Birmingham City Centre
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Taste your way through all the beer that Birmingham has to offer, as you visit three different breweries, learn about their unique brewing processes and, of course, have samples yourself.

Something A Little Different, Daytime, Food & Drink
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It’s a masterclass about everyone’s favourite gin – what’s not to love? Not only will you taste six gins from small, independent producers, you’ll learn about the history and production thanks to your super-funny host.

Something A Little Different, Themed Nights, Food & Drink
Birmingham City Centre
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PopUp Painting are back with one of their super-fun classes that are great for friends, dates or team-building, where you can chat, drink, and paint amazing artworks with the help of the artist facilitator.

Date Night, Something A Little Different
Commercial/Pop
The Mailbox and Brindleyplace
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The Jekyll and Hyde
Christmas - early Bird Offer

Halloween is here and Birmingham is READY! From the biggest raves to the scariest of haunted houses, you'll find something spooky to do in the most terrifying places in town.

Happily Affordable ££
Birmingham City Centre

If you’re stuck for something to do this October, you need to check out the Old Joint Stock Pub and Theatre. Not only do they have great food and drink, but their theatre is always hosting something different, from high-brow art to hilarious comedies and stand-up. Check out their listings to see what’s on.

Happily Affordable
Birmingham City Centre
Pub

Unleash your inner-mixologist at this unique event hosted in your own home. An expert barman will come for your dinner party entertainment, special event, birthday party and more to show you through the ways of being a master mixologist.

Classes, Food & Drink, Pop-Up, Something A Little Different
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The multi-talented theatrical troupe come performers Slamboree are in Birmingham, ready to dazzle you with their combination of synthetic and electronic music combined with spectacular theatrics.

Live Music, Something A Little Different
Live Music
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Join Lobby on Hill Street for one of their spectacular cocktail masterclasses, as their master mixologists help you shake, stir and muddle your way through a selection of wonderfully mixed drinks.

Fun Time Partying, Hen Party, Food & Drink, Classes
House Music
Birmingham City Centre
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